The Attack

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“This delicately executed thriller balances its political baggage with unflagging suspense.” – John Anderson, Newsday

“It’s hard to imagine any audience remaining unmoved by this mournful tale.”- Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter

The Attack rewards your patience … it grows in stature as it unfolds and ends as a more subtle and disturbing film about love, loss and tragedy than we might initially expect.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture perfect life is turned upside down after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem, Lebanon) who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking. Based on Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra's critically-acclaimed international bestseller, The Attack is a gripping psychological thriller and a powerful exploration of one of the most complex political issues of our time. (Dir. by Ziad Doueiri, 2012, Lebanon/France/Qatar/Belguim, in Arabic & Hebrew with subtitles, 102 mins., Rated R, Cohen Media Group) Digital


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